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  • Austrian Drag Queen Conchita Wurst Wins Eurovision Song Contest

    LONDON -- The Eurovision Song Contest, which played to a TV audience of more than 120 million Saturday, was won by bearded Austrian drag queen Conchita Wurst. Wurst said: "This night is dedicated to everyone who believes in a future of peace and...
  • Xbox Entertainment Studios, U.K.'s Channel 4 Partner on 'Humans'

    CANNES -- Xbox Entertainment Studios and U.K.'s Channel 4 have inked a co-production deal for drama series "Humans," based on the Swedish sci-fi drama "Real Humans." Distribution will be handled by Shine Intl. The series, which will comprise eight hour-...
  • Swedish Film Institute Backs 'Flocking,' 'False Witness'

    Swedish helmer Beata Gardeler, who earned a Guldbagge award nomination and the Novella Film nod at Goteborg Intl. film festival for her debut "In Your Veins," is on board to direct her sophomore feature, "Flocking." The drama, which is one of the...
  • On the Town: GCC students check out Festival of Books; "The Art of the Scarf" event

    On the Town: GCC students check out Festival of Books; "The Art of the Scarf" event
    On a recent sunny weekend on the USC campus, more than 100,000 bookies gathered to read, attend author seminars, panels and lunch from ubiquitous food trucks. The Los Angeles Times 19th annual Festival of Books also featured author readings and...
  • Mip TV BRIEFS: Sweden's TV4 Orders Up Second Season of 'Welcome to Sweden'

    Sweden's top commercial broadcaster TV4 has odered a second 10-episode season of Amy and Greg Poehler's "Welcome to Sweden" which will bow on NBC in the U.S. on July 10 at 9 p.m. Produced by Entertainment One and based on Greg Poehler's true life story,...
  • Gunmen refuse to release European observers seized in eastern Ukraine

    Gunmen refuse to release European observers seized in eastern Ukraine
    SLOVYANSK, Ukraine -- Pro-Russia gunmen refused Saturday to release a group of European observers and accompanying Ukrainian army officers seized a day earlier in this eastern Ukrainian town, the epicenter of the pro-Moscow rebellion. “These...
  • 'Crash' Co-writer Bobby Moresco Kicks Off Production on Scandi Crime Show '100 Code'

    LONDON -- Scandi crime series "100 Code," which was created by Bobby Moresco ("Crash," "Million Dollar Baby"), kicked off production Monday. Red Arrow Intl. is distributing. Moresco, who won an Oscar with Paul Haggis for penning "Crash," will direct...
  • CANNES: European Film Promotion Unveils 24 Participants

    LONDON -- Twenty-four up-and-coming European producers have been selected to take part in European Film Promotion's networking platform Producers on the Move at the Cannes Film Festival. The event, which runs May 17-19, aims to help the producers work...
  • Amy Poehler and brother Greg talk 'Welcome to Sweden'

    Amy Poehler and brother Greg talk 'Welcome to Sweden'
    Amy won't be the only Poehler on NBC for much longer. "Welcome to Sweden" brings the funnywoman's brother Greg Poehler to the spotlight. The half-hour comedy, which will premiere Thursday, July 10 at 9 p.m. EDT/PDT, has the male Poehler's prints all...
  • Nominees for the Banff World Media Festival Rockie Awards Announced

    Nominees for the 35th annual Banff World Media Festival Rockie Awards were announced today, honoring excellence in television and media content from around the globe. Nominees in the Serial Drama category, which is currently a shortlist of 25 entries,...
  • Mip TV Q&A: Caroline Torrance, Head of International Scripted at Zodiak Media

    CANNES- Variety caught up with Caroline Torrance, who took the reins of Zodiak Media's international scripted in October. Torrance joined Zodiak from BBC Worldwide where she headed scripted, content and production of such high profile shows as "Da Vinci's...